2005 Ford Focus Overview

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2005 Ford Focus Overview

A redesign of the 2005 Ford Focus brought new power and more upscale styling to the popular economy line. The chassis was enlarged slightly, and a new standard engine was introduced, a 2.0 liter four-cylinder dual overhead cam Duratec with an output of 136 horsepower and 133 lb.-ft. of torque. A Super Ultra Low Emissions version of the 2.0 liter Duratec, with zero evaporative emissions, offered 130 horsepower and 129 lb.-ft. of torque. Buyers looking for more performance from their 05 Ford Focus could step up to the ST sedan, offered with a 2.3 liter Duratec 23 that clocked at 151 horsepower and 154 lb.-ft. of torque.

Roomier interiors featured in all the available trims and body styles. Four trimlines were on offer. The S, SE, and SES trims came off the line as two-door and four-door hatchbacks (for some reason, the folks at Ford decided to call these “three-door” and “five-door” vehicles in their marketing, which doesn’t mean anyone should crawl into their Focus through the hatch); four-door sedans; and four-door compact wagons. A performance-oriented ST model was offered only as a sedan; this trim replaced the much-loved Focus SVT of previous model years.

The 2005 Focus was more reliable than its counterparts of the first few model years, with fewer recalls and complaints about off-the-line quality. Ford also expanded the options available for Focus buyers, with higher-end audio, moonroof, and leather interiors on offer for drivers willing to spend a little more. Still, the hallmark of the Ford Focus was affordability, and once again the line delivered economy at the gas pumps (with mileages ranging from 25 mpg city to 35 mpg highway, depending on engine, trim, and model) as well as at the car lot.

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    Carolyn Gilliam
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    I Have A 2005 Ford Focus Runs Rough At Take Off And Is Loud And Vibrates At...

    Why my car is loud and vibrates at take off. And it just does have the power it used to have.can anyone tell me what's wrong.please

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    AbbeyT1
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    Can I Replace The Bumper And Hood Of My 2005 Ford Focus Zx3 Se With Those O...

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    Will A 2001 Tranny Fit A 2005 Ford Focus

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    High Pitch Sound When Auto Transmission Is Activated

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    Dead Battery

    i have a 05 focus ZX5 as i was driving it the cold air in the A/C shut down and it was blowing warm air. So i tried to roll down the windows and I was not able to. When i got home i shut the car off...

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